Saturday, July 21, 2007

Let me never forget....


Today...

... the way she curled into my arms, and smiled before drifting off...

... the way they laughed and shrieked, fighting battle after battle with friends, new and old...

... the tears that were fixed by a kiss and a hug...

... the bickering, the sharing, the whining, the loving....


We all know that tragedies happen, every day. But when one slaps you in the face, it's hard to NOT be grateful for all you have, and all you hold dear. To be living your life, just enjoying your kids, and to have one pass away so suddenly, is to have your whole world shattered. I am truly a wealthy woman, who has so much family to love, that loves me back. I pray to be so rich for my entire life...

My heart is with little Hannah's family, today and always, as it is with so many friends (IRL and online - you know who you are) who have lost a sweet child... She will remain in my mind, though I never knew her... And I will make a fervent prayer on Monday, as her family lays her to rest, that her spirit is truly free and happy...

9 comments:

Beck said...

Isn't that horribly, horribly haunting? Her poor, heart-broken family.

TruLove said...

What a reality check, huh? I can't even imagine the pain...

Michelle said...

oh my. I went and looked at the picutres and videos of her daughter so happy and full of life, dressed as a fairy and dancing around...I imagined Kayla...and geesh. I just lost it. How very very sad; my prayers go out to this family.

Jamie said...

I haven't ever read that blog, but oh how it broke my heart today.
The worst kind of tragedy I can imagine.

Anonymous said...

Tracey~
Very well stated. I've been following the story for a couple of days now. MY heart breaks every single time I go back to that blog. Let's hold our little ones as tight as we can. =(

Jen, Fred, Jennifer or Mom said...

Tracey, thank you for sharing that. I can't even fathom the depths of their grief.

Jennifer aka Binky Bitch said...

Oh how sad. We really should enjoy each day with our kids.

painted maypole said...

a good reminders... thanks

Kristi said...

I'm crying very hard at this moment. And I'm going to get off the computer and go play with my kids.

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